Monday, October 15, 2012

Marley's 3rd Birthday-Choo Choo Train Party

My little man Marley turned 3 last year and to celebrate, we had a train themed party at this gorgeous little miniature train place. 

The day could not have been more perfect, the weather was perfect and everybody had such a great time, adults and kids alike! Admittedly, I was completely exhausted after spending night after night getting everything ready, but it was all worth it in the end. He is turning 4 this Friday and everyone keeps asking me if we can have his party at the same train place again!

I was too busy enjoying the party to get some really great blog-worthy photos but a friend of mine did manage to get some good ones for me.


Trains! Blue, turquoise and red colour scheme.

Morphett Vale Railway, South Australia 

little house inspired.
Train ticket invitation

I wanted the invites to look like train tickets but still be fun and personalized with his photo and in keeping with the colour scheme.
Thank 'choo'  thank you tags
Name labels for lolly bags

Cupcake circle toppers

Happy birthday banner and tissue paper pom poms-little house inspired. (and helpers!)
other round lantern thingys (?) were from Martha Stewart's party range at Spotlight
Balloons-Spotlight Sparty’s

Train decorations-Ikea

little house inspired.
Marley's 3rd Birthday Train Cake

The cake was two tiers (bottom tier dark chocolate mud, top tier caramel mud). I like to have fun with my cakes and create a bit of a story with them, particularly for children's cakes. The bottom tier was covered in 'grass' (piped buttercream) and the top tier was a little landscape setting with a 'tunnel' carved in to it. I made the fondant train topper a few weeks in advance.

little house inspired.
vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream icing. The lolly train decorations I made the night before by cutting up various licorice lollies and 'gluing' them together with leftover icing.
I also made train shaped cookies using a train shaped cookie cutter and red and blue cake pops with number 3's on them.  

Train and Number 3 Cupcakes

well that was Marley's 3rd birthday. This year, I am combining both birthdays into one party in the middle of both their birthdays (November 18th).

We first considered 'Neverland' as the theme, but Marley is just not into the tights *sigh*. We then fell in love with the Lorax movie so decided that would be our theme but then I thought, being the middle of November it would be so nice just to get all our friends and family down the beach together so....beach party it is!

Lisa xx

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